The Osun State Government said it is ready to reopen all government-owned schools including private schools to enable 13,177 registered West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) senior students to sit for this year exam.
This was disclosed according to the state Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Funke Egbemode while featuring on a private radio programme in Osogbo, Osun State capital on Tuesday.
It would be recalled that the state government on Monday released guidelines for the partial reopening of schools to students in exit classes yesterday, stating that teachers would resume on Tuesday, August 4, while students who are to WAEC are to resume on Thursday, August 6.
The WAEC is expected to commence on August 17.
Speaking on the reopening of schools, Egbemode promised that the government under the leadership of Governor Gboyega Oyetola will provide water and hand sanitizers for all schools in the state .
She urged parents and guardians to play their part by educating their wards about COVID-19 and enforce them to follow instructions of NCDC when they get to school.
According to the commission, “188 schools will be reopened for WAEC of this year for 13,177 students. We expect the parents to stand with the government to provide face masks to their children as the schools will be reopened. We believe they have been wearing one already.
She however, emphasis that apart from face masks the government will provide all the other things.
Speaking on behalf of Private School owners, Architect Goke Omigbodun who is also a school proprietor, charged the Osun government to provide thermometer for both private and public schools in the State.
Omigbodun said, “let all the nook and cranny in the state benefit from washing bow, hand sanitizers and thermometers we all taxes payers”.he said
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